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Anders Bagge
Anders Bagge - Melodifestivalen 2022, finalen, torsdagen 60.jpg
Anders Bagge in 2022
Born (1968-01-16) 16 January 1968 (age 55)
Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Songwriter, music producer

Sven Anders Bagge (Swedish pronunciation: Script error: No such module "IPA".; born 16 January 1968) is a Swedish composer, lyricist, musician and record producer and partner with Peer Åström. The two songwriters / producers are known as Bagge & Peer. Bagge is also one of jury members for the TV4 singing show Idol from 2008 and onwards. Bagge is co-founder and co-owner with partner Christian Wahlberg of the Stockholm-based Murlyn Music Group AB, the international music production company they established in 1998. He participated in Melodifestivalen 2022, finishing in 2nd place, although winning the public’s vote.

Early years

Anders Bagge's father Sven Olof Bagge was a producer from the 1950s to the 1980s. By age of five, Anders was not only accompanying him to the studio, but also following lessons as a trumpet and piano player. At seventeen years old, he started producing. By his early twenties, he started discovering artists. He also worked for some time with Cheiron before deciding to work independently.


Bagge was in the early 1990s member of the group Legacy of Sound. His big break came with him writing the huge hit of 1998, "Because of You" by 98 Degrees, which went platinum in America. Bagge specifically desired to work with Janet Jackson, stating "She's the one I would give anything to work with. The ultimate female artist," adding, "let's just say we will definitely be prepared if and when that happens."

He has written and produced songs for Westlife, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Madonna, Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Anastacia, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Samantha Mumba, Lara Fabian, Enrique Iglesias, Ace of Base and Ashley Tisdale.

Anders Bagge has produced Safura Alizadeh in her song "Drip Drop" representing Azerbaijan's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Bagge co-wrote Azerbaijan's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, "When the Music Dies", performed by Sabina Babayeva.

Bagge was awarded Best Pop Song at the BMI London Awards for producing Janet Jackson's "All Nite (Don't Stop)." Bagge with Laila Bagge Wahlgren and Andreas Carlsson was jury in Idol 2008, Idol 2009 and Idol 2010 in Sweden. Bagge has since been a permanent jury member with different constellations of jury members. Between 2009 and 2010 he was part of the show Made in Sweden broadcast on TV4, where Bagge, Carlsson and Laila Bagge would search to find recording artists. In 2009, the programme featured Kim Fransson and Janet Leon. In 2010, it was for recording a single by the Swedish pop girl group Play. In 2012, Bagge participated in Körslaget on TV4 where he was the choir leader for Ekerö, in the show he placed fifth. In 2017, Bagge participated in the celebrity show Hela kändis-Sverige bakar which was broadcast on TV4.

In 2018, Bagge and his wife Johanna Lindh Bagge participated in their own reality series called Cirkus Bagge on Sjuan, documenting their way to the couples wedding day.

Bagge entered Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song "Bigger than the Universe" and qualified to the final on 12 March. At the final, Bagge won the public vote with 90 points. However, the juries only awarded him 31 points, meaning he ultimately finished in second place behind Cornelia Jakobs.

Personal life

Anders Bagge's father, Sven-Olof Bagge, worked at the Metronome. Anders Bagge was once married to Laila Bagge. In August 2018, Bagge married Johanna Lind.

Bagge was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2013.



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Bigger than the Universe" 2022 2 Non-album single

See also

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